Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Family Heath (Ericaceae)
Bloom Spring, early summer
Habitat Sun, sand, dunes
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 6-12″
Flower Flowers are pink or white with pink tinges. They are oval in shape constricted at the mouth then flaring into 5 spreading lobes. Flowers form in clusters of 5-10 at the end of branches.
Leaf Leaves are smooth, leathery, and shiny on the upper side. They are green year-round and are rounded at the terminal ends but tapering toward the base.
Notes Stems are woody with red to gray bark and mostly prostrate with branches upright.

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